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    Dam deconstruction - what's next?

    Other dams under consideration for possible destruction include eight in Washington and Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona.

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    Deconstructing the age of dams

    California rice farmers decide to destroy salmon-blocking dams in their Sacramento Valley irrigation district.

  • News

    Sierra Club moves to fortify its "drain Lake Powell' campaign

    The Sierra Club's endorsement of draining Lake Powell spurs controversy about dam deconstruction as well as the club's decision-making policy and whether it was violated.

  • Book Reviews

    Let rivers heal

    A report from the Oregon State University's Department of Fisheries says salmon and river restoration needs to focus on entire watersheds to succeed.

  • News

    For sale: a Colorado water district - maybe

    An attempt by the federal government to sell a small irrigation project, the Collbran Project, to local water conservancy districts runs into trouble because the public is not consulted first.

  • Essays

    An Idaho daily breaches the Northwest's silence over tearing down dams

    The Idaho Statesman goes out on a limb with editorials suggesting that four dams on the Snake River - Lower Granite, Little Goose, Lower Monumental and Ice Harbor - be torn down to help the recovery of endangered salmon.

  • Book Reviews

    Fixing Fish Creek

    The Forest Service wants to restore Oregon's Fish Creek, damaged by logging, roadbuilding and landslides.

  • News

    Tribe hopes to dam its way to jobs

    Two dams proposed for Utah's Uinta Mountains, which would provide water and work for the Uintah Basin's Native Americans, face environmental opposition.

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    Accident shakes Flaming Gorge Dam

    A broken pipe in Utah's Flaming Gorge Dam creates a crisis and harms a trout fishery downstream.

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    Whitewater comes roaring back

    PacifiCorp releases water from Grace Dam for two days, and whitewater rapids roar down the Bear River through Grace, Idaho.

  • News

    Owens Valley finally loses patience

    Rural elected officials order Los Angeles to stop diverting 43 million gallons water a day from California's Owens Lake.

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    A-LP looms liter

    Animas-La Plata backers unveil a leaner new version of the proposed dam - A-LP "Lite" - but opponents still have plenty of criticism.

  • News

    Lakes vanish - and then return

    A 10-mile stretch of lakes, creeks and a waterfall in Lincoln County, Wash. - dry for a decade - come back to life this spring as the drought ends.

  • Essays

    Boise pushes on its river, and the river shoves back

    Boise, Idaho, realizes that its beloved river needs room to flow, and that riverfront development may have to be controlled.

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    Las Vegas may shoot craps with its water

    A small but determined group protests Las Vegas' plan to take more water from Lake Mead and the Colorado River, saying the city's growth is already out of control and a potential public-health disaster looms if the water is contamined.

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